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Jim McKay

Born: 1921-09-24 - Died: 2008-06-07
Cause of Death:
Natural Causes


Death Summary: Jim McKay died of unspecified natural causes at his home in Maryland at the age of 86. His death occurred on the same day that the Horse Big Brown was expected to but failed to win the Triple Crown. This is significant because McKay's favorite sport was horse racing and he had broadcast Triple Crown Events in the past.

Who was Jim McKay : Jim McKay who's real name was James Kenneth McManus, was a sports news broadcaster, most famous for his work on ABC's Wide World of Sports. He hosted this program from 1961 to 1998.

McKay had covered Horse Racing as well as Golf tournaments and the Indianapolis 500 among other events.

He was also the founder of the horse race series Maryland Million Day.
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  1. Clarinda Says:

    Haaahhha. I’m not too bright today. Great post!


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